NFL Notes: Kirk Cousins, Bengals, Colts, Seahawks

Kirk Cousins

  • Two sources tell Jason Cole of B/R that the 49ers could wait out the process of acquiring QB Kirk Cousins from the Redskins, rather than parting ways with high draft picks to trade for him this year.
  • Cole points out that both HC Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch have the kind of security to wait for Cousins to reach free agency next year, given that they both have guaranteed six-year deals from the 49ers.


Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters on Tuesday that no team has reached out them about a trade involving backup QB A.J. McCarron, despite speculation that he could be a trade possibility for a team like the Browns.

“AJ McCarron  is a valuable member of our football team,” Lewis said, via “No one has asked to trade him. We’re not going to go out and seek a trade for AJ McCarron. He’s a valuable member of the team. We’ve said that how many times?


  • Colts GM Chris Ballard mentioned that they could sign another quarterback for training camp, as he’s always had always had four quarterbacks available for camp. (Kevin Bowen)
  • Ballard is “really high” on the addition of WR Kamar Aiken, and said he is competition for both Phillip Dorsett and Donte Moncrief. (Stephen Holder)
  • Ballard also made it clear that they’re looking for trade-down in this year’s draft and add more draft picks. (Stephen Holder)


  • Seahawks GM John Schneider told reporters on Tuesday that while he’s been in touch with former Redskins GM Scott McCloughan since he was fired, McCloughan has other opportunities available to him right now and there’s no plans for him to return to Seattle. (Sheil Kapadia)
  • As for the recent trade rumors involving CB Richard Sherman, Schneider said they listen to many trade proposals every year and “98 percent” never happen. (Bob Condotta)
  • In regards to QB Trevone Boykin‘s recent arrest, Schneider said they’re getting all the information about the situation. Schneider added that they already intended to bring in competition at the position this summer, even before the incident. (Sheil Kapadia)

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